Snort has been released!


Please join us as we welcome SNORT to the family.

The release notes for the newest version are below:

New Additions

  • Added support for wild card port numbers in host cache and overwriting port service AppId.
  • Added new client patterns to prompt client validation.
  • Added SMTP Microsoft Outlook client for Mac.
  • Added a new preprocessor alert 120:27 to alert if there is not proper end of header.


  • Improved appId detection for proxied traffic.
  • Fix to ensure Snort is ready for packet commencing before DAQ starts. 
  • Fix for enabling flow profiling mode without restarting snort detection engine.
  • Fixed packet drop scenario.

Note: All the tutorials have been updated to include the new Snort and Snort Rules version